The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum includes a collection of U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends; the newly renovated Justice Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily.
Great educational venue. Lots to do involving science. Highly recommend Dr. Goddard's Lab. Extremely educational & fun. Plus, where else can you see a real SR-71 Blackbird? Great way to spend the day!
A fantastic experience for the whole family. So much to see and do. Lots of space and lunar memorabilia. You won’t be disappointed spending an afternoon here.
World class space museum in a tiny town 5o mins from Wichita. This place initially seemed overpriced when looking at prices and times online when we first moved to Wichita, but we thought what the heck, we'll give it a try anyway... We are SO glad we did! This is an amazing museum full of so much information and SO MANY incredible artifacts! Anyone who visits is taken to the Cosmosphere and typically hesitant but then absolutely blown away! P.S. If you only add one thing to your admission ticket, add Goddard's lab, it's a blast!
I can't believe we stumbled upon such an amazing place! We were doing a cross country road trip and I wanted to see an SR-71. That is how we found the Cosmosphere, but it is so much more! The museum is so well done, the story of the space program from all sides is so well told. From Hitler in the V-1 and V-2 Rockets, through the cold war, and the space race, right up to modern day. This museum is amazing and I highly encourage you to spend at least 3-5 hours exploring, it is well worth it.
Great place to take the family! Lots of neat shows to see and things to learn about! Friendly, helpful staff as well.